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17 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 5AN
  • Food served Mon & Wed–Fri 8.30am–4.30pm; Sat/Sun 9am–4pm. Closed Tue.
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Pop-up favourites Groats find a new permanent home on St Stephen Street.

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It’s almost all about the oats here – porridge to be precise, in all manner of lush combinations. After popping-up for stints at Williams and Johnson Coffee and Artisan Roast, the Groats team have now found a more permanent base on pretty-as-a-picture St Stephen Street in Stockbridge. It's a serene space, with big picture window (big enough to sit in) and Scandi-chic décor; walls of bare stone and distressed paint; pale wood floors, benches and tables; and a few artistically strewn throws and cushions. The focus is firmly on an ever-changing list of porridge creations, with the pear and caramel version silky, sweet and creamy. If the oats don't grab your fancy, though, try a tempting plate of cottage cheese, ham and soft poached egg with rye sourdough or maybe just a thick slice of chocolate babka cake.

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Paul McLean visited Groats
  • High point: Doing magical things with oats
  • Low point: A non-sweet porridge option would be good
  • Average price: £6 (lunch)